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Turning Arizona Blue: On the Ground in Maricopa County

Peter Olney The Stansbury Forum
The heroes of this election season are the millions of citizen volunteers who texted, phoned and post carded, but perhaps the biggest contribution nationally was the work of the beleaguered HERE which lost 80% of its members due to COVID impacts.

People-powered Organizing in Arizona Can Create Lasting Change

Irene Franco Rubio Prism
My generation of first-time voters understands what’s at stake because we recognized the toll it took on our community. We saw injustices occur in our backyards and now we’re leading the movement for justice, for progressive social change.

Counting Continues in the 2020 Presidential Race

Heather Cox Richardson Letters from an American
But Trump’s power is wavering, and he can no longer control the narrative. As he spoke, NBC News and MSNBC cut in to note that he was lying. After he finished, other media outlets also pushed back.

Defeating Trump: Grassroots Organizations Can Tip the Scales

Peter Hogness and Emily Lee Organizing Upgrade
While Biden remains generally ahead in the polls, the race in key states like Pennsylvania and Florida has tightened - because Biden is falling short with key constituencies, groups that he’ll still win, but maybe not with the strong turnout he needs

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Arizona Teachers Stage Strike!

Jonah Furman Labor Notes
Two weeks before the vote, organizers had recorded 110,000 people participating in walk-ins in 1,100 schools. A petition supporting AEU’s five demands garnered another 35,000 signatures. In the end, 57,000 teachers and support staff cast votes on the walkout, with 78 percent in favor.
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